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Photo Galleries Tuesday, 15 January, 2002, 14:28 GMT
Salt Lake stars
BBC Sport Online showcases some of the potential stars of the Winter Olympics.

Alpine skiing

Stephan Eberharter speeds down the course to take the first place in the World Cup downhill race at Wengen
Austria's Stephan Eberharter led the World Cup downhill standings since the first event of the season

Italy's Isolde Kostner on her way to a third-placed finish in the womens World Cup downhill race in Saalbach
Isolde Kostner led the women's downhill standings from the off after winning the first two events

Kjetil Andre Aamodt from Norway clears a gate during the second practice run in the World Cup downhill race at the Lauberhorn
Kjetil Andre Aamodt could become the first man to claim medals in all five Olympic skiing disciplines

Ski jumping

German Sven Hannawald during the first round of the FIS World Cup Individual Ski-Jumping in the western German town of Willingen
Sven Hannawald was the first man to win all four legs at the prestigious New Year Four Hills event

Adam Malysz ski jumping at the World Cup in the western German town of Willingen
Despite Hannawald's feat, Adam Malysz, who won 11 events in the 2001 season, remains the favourite

Figure skating

Michelle Kwan in action at the US Figure Skating Championships
Michelle Kwan is calmness personified during the US Figure Skating Championships ahead of the Olympics


Todd Hays, Randy Johns, Paul Jovanovic and Garett Hines at St Moritz
The US four-man bob team has performed consistently well over the season and is favourite for gold


Martin Rettl en route to a second place during the World Cup skeleton race at the Utah Olympic Park, Salt Lake City
Martin Rettl won the World Cup title in his first full season and is eyeing an Olympic gold in his second

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